Shivpal Yadav to contest Lok Sabha Election from Firozabad against his nephew Akshay

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 January 2019, 11:24 PM
Shivpal Yadav also mocked the nomenclature of ‘buaa’ given to the BSP supremo by people in Samajwadi Party and otherwise. (Image Credit: PTI)
Shivpal Yadav also mocked the nomenclature of ‘buaa’ given to the BSP supremo by people in Samajwadi Party and otherwise. (Image Credit: PTI)

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) chief Shivpal Yadav on Saturday announced that he will contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Firozabad constituency against his nephew Akshay Yadav, the incumbent MP. "The people of Firozabad want me to contest the Lok Sabha elections from there and so I will contest from Firozabad," Yadav said. The PSP-L founder also asserted that the government at the Centre could only be formed with support from his party.

Shivpal also took a pot-shot at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and said that the former chief minister deceived him even when he did not want any designation in the party.

"I only wanted respect, but I was separated (from the party) as part of a conspiracy. How can we trust a person (Akhilesh Yadav) who has deceived his father and uncle? I had to form the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia out of compulsion," Shivpal said while addressing a Republic Day gathering at a college.

Shivpal also mocked the nomenclature of ‘buaa’ given to the BSP supremo by people in Samajwadi Party and otherwise. "Vo hi behen ji hain, na Neta Ji ne behen Ji banaya, na humne behen ji banaya, toh Akhilesh ki bua kahan se ban gain? (Neither me nor my elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav ever considered Mayawati sister. How can Akhilesh call her aunt?" he said.

Earlier, Shivpal’s party got ‘key’ as his party’s election symbol by the election commission. He had formed Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) in August 2018 after being sidelined in the Samajwadi Party.

The PSP-L has also declared that his party is ready to join hands with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

First Published: Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:24 PM
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